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No RedClaws in my state....damn

Discussion in 'What Fish is that ?' started by Bluegill, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Bluegill

    Bluegill Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    Crawfish in Louisiana is sacred.
    The crustacean has been a staple on the coast of Louisiana since the dawn of man here....
    So......our Fish and Game Dept. will not permit ANY Redclaw in Louisiana.
    I can buy them out of Florida but cant raise them in La..
    I'd like to lobby my legislature.
    Wish someone would give me some guidance.
    I could smuggle em in but that would be illegal....
    Probably would have to lie and I dont do that.
  2. kellenw

    kellenw Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    I feel your pain. Same situation in Missouri.

    One major concern with Red Claw is that they can climb quite well, and are pretty good at escaping from tanks.
  3. Tsaphah

    Tsaphah Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Oh yes, I can testify to that. Lost 3 in one night, climbed the hose from the pump, and voom, gone.
  4. watercat

    watercat New Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    I'm i Washington state and just bought a license to have invasive species for $24 dollars. and to transport. If your not growing in a pond that can over flow into a water shed of some type you should be able to have them. aquariums or usually not banned. Or closed systems.

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